Grandma’s Irish Soda Bread

Nothing beats the aroma of freshly baked Irish Soda Bread straight from the oven! Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or any day you crave a slice of comfort. 🍞💚


– 4 cups all-purpose flour
– 4 tablespoons white sugar
– 1 teaspoon baking soda
– 1 tablespoon baking powder
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
– 1 cup buttermilk
– 1 egg
– 3/4 cup raisins


1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Lightly grease a round cake pan or cast iron skillet.
2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
3. Cut in the softened butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
4. In a separate bowl, beat the egg with buttermilk, then add to the flour mixture. Stir in the raisins.
5. Knead the dough lightly (do not over-knead), then shape it into a round loaf. Place the loaf in the prepared pan or skillet.
6. With a sharp knife, make an X across the top of the loaf.
7. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
8. Let it cool on a wire rack before slicing.

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 50 minutes | Total Time: 65 minutes

Kcal: 280 kcal per serving | Servings: 8 servings

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